Lawrence Hall of Science (Docents)

Lawrence Hall of Science

Welcome to the Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley’s public science center. We have been providing parents, kids, and educators with opportunities to engage with science since 1968.

Our Mission

To inspire and foster learning of science and mathematics for all, especially those who have limited access to science.

What We Do

We investigate, create, and evaluate educational materials and methods, professional development programs, and hands-on learning experiences for our science center, schools, communities, and homes. We develop programs that engage across the learning continuum — from simple curiosity to deep understanding. And our programs are proven effective in any environment–from informal to afterschool to formal K-12 classrooms.

Increasing Opportunities to Learn

Since the Hall opened to the public in 1968, learning by doing has been core to all of our programs. We emphasize science inquiry as well as science content. We know that children learn more effectively and develop stronger interests in science and math if they engage with the subject through hands-on investigations. To address the challenges in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education today, we’ve created a comprehensive set of programs to help increase the quality and quantity of great science learning that kids get both in and out of school.

The information above can be found on the official website of Lawrence Hall of Science (Docents). For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website:

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